Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Security flaw puts UK smartphone users' information in jeopardy

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via thenextweb.com

If you’re a smartphone user on British Telecom’s network and you’re using wireless hotspots in public, you’ve opened yourself up to possible fraud and identify theft…and the company has known about this weakness for “years.”

According to an investigative report from The Guardian, volunteers were used in testing that showed holes in the system. Usernames, passwords and messages from phones using Wi-Fi were accessed by security experts during the testing.
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